For Bordeaux wines, both 2009 and 2010 were exceptional vintages so I pay close attention to value level bottles, as they are generally really tasty and rather easy on the wallet. Château Fage is a small boutique estate located in the Graves de Vayres area of Bordeaux. The estate practices “rational control” or Lutte Raisonée farming methods, where chemical treatments are used only when absolutely necessary or not at all, and respect and harmony with the environment is a priority.
Dark garnet in colour with earthy aromas of warm oak and baked cherry. Dark chocolate and smooth black tea tannins joined blackberry and hints of sour cherry flavours, whilst black peppercorn and traces of toasted oak lingered between each sip. A refined demeanor, satisfying acidity and wonderfully low price make this a fantastic glass for the everyday table.
80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon [The varietal percentage is directly from Chateau Fage’s website, no mention of what the missing 5% is.]
Graves de Vayres/Bordeaux
Mis en Bouteille au Château [Estate Bottled]
Enjoy now thru 2015